This website has been re-built with the help of many people. It can be made more interesting with your help. Stories from around the Victoria with pictures (and a signed agreement from anyone featured in a photo) are what we need. See the Bass Care story below. Thanks very much to Ann Butler for passing it on.
Next Meeting – Benalla
As part of our commitment to enable as many people as possible attend meetings, our next meeting will be held in Benalla, on Wednesday May the 1st. An Agenda with details will be sent to all members in mid April. We have not discussed meetings for 2014 yet, but if you're a rural member and would like to host, please get in contact with us.
Volunteer News – Bass Care, 30 Years Of Service to Meals on Wheels
2012 has marked an important milestone for BASS Care Meals on Wheels volunteers, Max and Alix Atkins. In their retiring year, this couple has given 30 and 32 years respectively to this program and the Boroondara community. They have also given their time to other community organizations over a lifetime of volunteering and community service.
During their time with BASS Care they have seen many changes. Initially Alix delivered meals with her father, and when Max retired he also wanted an interest. They are very mindful that the program is more than just a meal, highlighting the importance of the social contact and monitoring for clients. They have enjoyed the wonderful and interesting people they have met – the clients, the other volunteers and the staff. Alix says that “We have always got more out of volunteering than we put in. As you get older it is good to be involved. Volunteering keeps you from being isolated. There are such a variety of opportunities”.
We sincerely thank Max and Alix for their commitment and wish them all the best. We hope they stay in touch.